Critics heatedly attacked a 50-year deal Wednesday that would allow a private consortium to operate the main highway between Denver and Boulder, saying it will last too long and puts the public at risk.
Supporters and opponents are gearing up for two public meetings to discuss a deal that would allow a private company to take over the operation of the main highway between Denver and Boulder for the next 50 years.
CDOT is entering a 50 year contract with a private party, giving them control over the express lanes that will be built along Highway 36.
This week Highway 36 will be closed overnight as crews demolish the bridge over Sheridan Boulevard.
The last highway closed in Colorado after September’s historic floods is back open.
The flood-damaged highway in Coal Creek Canyon northwest of Denver is now open.
Monday’s opening of Highway 36 following flood repairs was welcome news to many, but it has some Jefferson County residents feeling like officials are playing favorites with the priorities for the recovery.
One of the main Colorado roads that suffered the most damage from the September floods is back open after National Guard troops and the Colorado Department of Transportation worked around the clock to repair the highway.
Thanks to some dedicated construction crews a portion of Highway 36 will reopen Monday, about a month earlier than anticipated.
So far it’s not known if weather conditions were a factor in a crash involving at least two cars on Highway 36. Two people were hospitalized.